5 Collagen-boosting Treatments to Try

These collagen-boosting treatments promise to tighten the skin, and they’re much cheaper (and less painful!) than a facelift. The team at Balabala Laser Clinic explain.

  1. Ultherapy (face $3400; neck $1400)

Ultherapy is a non-invasive treatment that goes deeper to stimulate production of your body’s own collagen and elastin, for natural looking results without surgery or downtime.

2. Thermage FLX (face $3500; neck $1998; eyes $2600)

Thermage FLX is the most advanced skin tightening technology available, with each pulse of the machine delivering customised radiofrequency to heat the deeper, collagen-rich layers of the skin. The applied heat causes collagen to contract and encourages new collagen to start growing.

3. PicoSure Laser Skin Rejuvenation ($699)

PicoSure will stimulate your skin’s natural production of collagen and elastin to promote visibly younger skin in as little as a single treatment. Unlike other laser treatments, PicoSure offers impressive results, fewer treatments and minimal downtime.

4. Collagen Regeneration Injection (from $999/vial)

3D Poly-L-lactic acid/PLLA directly stimulates autologous collagen regeneration, changing the face in a gradual way.

5. Icon MaxG IPL ($699)

This is a popular, non-invasive treatment used to significantly improve many skin concerns. It uses specific wavelengths of light to simultaneously target pigmented and vascular lesions in the skin, while stimulating the production of collagen.

Balabala Laser Clinic
Shop 1, 65 Grenfell Street, Adelaide
08 7078 1806

Live Entertainment with a Twist at Summer Sounds Festival

If you haven’t already heard, live music is back in South Australia with the socially distanced Summer Sounds Festival.

The event kicked off on January 8 and will run through until January 31 at Adelaide’s Bonython Park and features more than 20 shows by the likes of Bjorn Again, Ball Park Music, The Veronicas and more.

Concert-goers buy ‘pods’ instead of individual tickets – each pod fits 4-6 people so you can enjoy the show in your exclusive, private space.

The pods include chairs, drinks that have been pre-ordered and an esky to keep them cold. You can choose from VIP pods, which are positioned with a premium view of the stage and include faster drink service, Gold pods (postponed behind the VIP area), Silver (in the middle, behind Gold) and Bronze (positioned behind Bronze). Some of the pods are roped off grassed areas, while others are on raised platforms.

A unique, Covid-safe live music event not-to-be-missed. For tickets and further information visit summersoundsfestival.com

Taste The Barossa

Immerse yourself in the beauty and culture of The Barossa Valley with Taste The Barossa tours. 


This premium experience will take you on a historical and delicious journey through Adelaide’s wine region, tasting some of the best food and wine South Australia has to offer along the way.  The family-owned business provides small group wine tasting tours, beginning in either Adelaide or Glenelg.

The tour’s first stop is Château Yaldara where you can taste world-class Shiraz surrounded by fine architecture. Be sure to take photographs. A quick stop is then made in Tanunda, where you can explore the main street, mingle with locals or get yourself a coffee or snack, followed by wine tasting and lunch at Peter Lehmann Wines. Indulge in a platter of fresh local produce including meats, cheeses, olives, assorted vegetables and freshly baked bread; vegetarian options are also available. 

Next, the tour visits the world’s oldest Shiraz-producing vineyard, Langmeil Winery, with vineyards dating back 170 years. The final stop is Lindsay Wines, which embraces art, wine and music.

Along the way, the tour passes through countless vineyards, the Whispering Wall, Jacob’s Creek, Mengler’s Hill Lookout and the Seppeltsfield region.

The Taste the Barossa tour is the perfect combination of history, cultural, scenery, food and wine. Tours are an all-day activity and are $149 per person. Private tours and charters are also available. 

Langmeil Winery

To enquire or book a tour, call 83577 1594 or fill in an online enquiry form.

Words by Mia Vidale

Summer Dining in the Suburbs

If you’re looking for the perfect summer dining destination you need to check out The Unley, located at the top of Unley Road.

Soak up the sun, sip on cocktails and snack all day at the uber cool rooftop bar. There’s a front bar for casual seating and upstairs dining where you can experience head chef Adam Dennis’ traditional Australian pub food. Golden beet and haloumi salad, saffron two cheese arancini and Mediterranean ragu gnocchi are just a few of the mouth-watering dishes you’ll find on this unique pub menu.

The cocktail list will not disappoint. Choose from the pomegranate gin fizz, the Elderflower colada or the Christmas cocktail, candy cane rocks, to name a few. There’s also an impressive range of local and award-winning wine, spirits and beer.

DJ’s and live acoustic music ensures the entire venue is bursting with atmosphere year-round, or choose from five fabulous function spaces for your next event.

Book online or call 08 8271 5544.

The Unley
27 Unley Road, Parkside

Our Summer Picks

Warm weather fashion must-haves from one of Adelaide’s favourite shopping destinations, Unley Shopping Centre. Here’s our pick of this season’s essentials.

(Clockwise) Sally spot shirt, $79.99, Noni B; Bling Ring earrings, $29.95, Taking Shape; Pascal handbag, $79.95, Sussan; 7/8 pull on linen pant, $89.99, Noni B; Braided headband, $14.95, Sussan; Chock jean belt, $29.95, Sussan; Charlotte sneakers, $79.95, Liberty Boutique; Pretty Precious earrings, $9, Taking Shape; Kerastase Nutritive 8hr Magic Night Hair Serum (90ml), $64, XINK – The Element of Hair

The Importance of Good Design

What is good design? And why is it a vital component of a beautiful home? We chat to the team at Urban Habitats to find out.

William Valimitis, architect at Urban Habitats

What separates good and bad design?
The time and effort you spend on it.

How should the location, environment, material selection and consideration of light be approached? 
Carefully and thoughtfully. The location is ultimately driven by the client, which in-turn informs the environment. Neutral and simple material palettes with large expanses of north facing glazing provide inviting and well considered spaces. 

What makes some designs really shine? 
Architecture that is responsive to its surroundings and environment often stands out from the rest. Buildings that respond to a client brief while maintaining the balance of form and function are ultimately beautiful.

Ash McCammon, interior designer at Urban Habitats

How should the location, environment, material selection and consideration of light be approached? 
These elements should be approached with great attention to detail. The location always inspires the form, the people inspire the materiality and the way that people will move through the spaces inspires how we filter and play with light. These elements enable us to create meaningful homes that promote great living.

Your designs often reference Palm Springs modernism…
We embrace the connection between the indoors and outdoors and we aim to achieve timeless, sustainable outcomes that can stand the test of time. The team at Urban Habitats, led by directors Josh Semmler and Jock Merrigan, find a lot of inspiration in architecture such as The Cree House by Albert Frey. We don’t over complicate our designs and we are drawn to clean lines and honest materials.

What is good design?
Good design is thoughtfully and carefully curated. It responds to the clients brief, the site and the surroundings. 

Urban Habitats
96 King William Road, Goodwood
08 8373 1731

Top Notch Dining at Pippo, North Adelaide Village

Stephen Russell knows his way around the kitchen – from plating up ‘bush tucker’ in an open-air diner overlooking Uluru, to creating honest, creative dishes as head chef of luxe North Adelaide eatery Pippo. We sit down with the man himself at North Adelaide Village to find out more about his influences and, of course, the must-try menu.

tell us about your background

Before my relocation to Adelaide I had just finished a three-year stint at Ayers Rock Resort. Prior to this, I worked in world-class resorts in beautiful locations all around Australia.

pippo’s all-day menu is diverse, showcasing a mix of cuisines – how would you describe the menu and what was behind the blend of flavours?

Our latest menu is a great way to showcase a contemporary Australian cuisine at its finest. The wood-oven was purposely built to create a menu with an honest and rustic feel [and] a fusion of flavours, while maintaining the delicacy of preparation I’m known for. I believe the menu in an all-day venue such as ours comes down to delicious and honest food – a meal that leaves you feeling content when you leave. 

how would you describe your cooking style?

Throughout my cooking career I have run kitchens in remote places. The benefit of travelling throughout Australia in my early years of cooking was that I was able to learn multiple cuisines and cook with a variety of native produce. My cooking style at Pippo is an extension of my travels and experiences. 

The use of fresh, seasonal produce is a big deal for you…

Seasonal produce is huge for me. We have access to some of the best produce here in South Australia and I want to showcase it. It’s about maintaining the integrity of the flavours and not over complicating them. There is a fine line and delicate balance between the two.

pippo also prides itself on supporting local growers and suppliers – is this even more important now as we navigate our way out of covid?

It has never been so important. The hospitality industry was hit hard when the pandemic hit. It was restaurateurs that had to reinvent themselves and suppliers whom also felt the effects of this. South Australian suppliers have world-class farmlands and produce, so why would we go anywhere else but our own backyard? We know that South Australian farms provide to many Australian regions – I’ve had the pleasure to work with this produce abroad so I’m excited to have close access to it at Pippo.

the menu includes a ‘feed me’ option, where the chef chooses the dishes. What would I get if i ordered this?

The ‘feed me’ menu takes you on a tasteful culinary journey at Pippo with a selection from our entire menu. It’s a great option as we are able to help create a menu with balance, and therefore an experience to remember!

what is the must-try dish?

Well, I can say the whole menu is a must-try, however if I had to choose from the current menu the 12 hour slow-cooked roasted lamb shoulder with hummus, spiced chickpeas, yoghurt and flatbread. For our upcoming menu we are showcasing SA Squid in a serrano pepper and lime salsa fresca, finished with a pea coriander sauce. Also, a pearl-meat and crab ravioli with bush tomato consume, chard corn, karkalla and a burnt saffron sabayon. 

Photography by Meaghan Coles

67 O’Connell Street
North Adelaide Village
08 7320 4367

The Duck Inn: Gin Paddles and More

The Duck Inn in Adelaide’s picturesque Coromandel Valley has introduced a new speciality to their bar menu – Gin Tasting Paddles.

Immerse yourself in the quality and delicious selection of 38 local and boutique gins including Australian favourites such as 78 Degrees, 23rd Street, Prohibition, Never Never and Apple Wood.

Or treat your taste buds to some international flavours including Hendricks, Roku, Whitley Neill Quince and Arcane Generous.

There are three types of paddles on offer – The Kangaroo Island Gin Paddle, The Four Pillars Gin Paddle and the monthly ‘Staff Pick’ Paddle. Each month, a staff member at The Duck Inn selects three gins of their choice to create a unique tasting experience for customers.

Paired with fresh botanicals and garnishes chosen precisely to compliment your choice, including assorted berries, fresh ginger, cinnamon, elderflower, lychee and more.

If gin isn’t your go-to drink, The Duck Inn also offers an extensive bar menu that includes whiskey paddles, South Australian wines and cocktail jugs.

The Duck Real Time Tap List rotates your favourite local beers, featuring Prancing Pony Brewery, Guinness, Coopers, Hahn Brewing, Mismatch Brewing Company and more.

Dig into some of the best pub food in the Adelaide Hills prepared by head chef Paul Twigg. Choose from tapas and pub classics, as well as a few tasty dishes featuring the pub’s namesake, duck.

Soak in the beautiful atmosphere, accompanied by live music from DJ’s and live acoustic artists on Sunday afternoons this summer.

Be sure to pop in for Happy Hour, from Monday to Friday 4pm-6pm and Saturday to Sunday 2pm-6pm, to get some great deals on pints, schooners, wines, gins, cocktails and more.

393 Main Road, Coromandel Valley

Celebrating Women in Business

Left to right: Georgia Hatzis, Nadia Travaglini and Tammy Barton

Three talented South Australian women have turned their big ideas into successful and lucrative, female-led enterprise. You can read about their business journeys in the latest issue of South Australian Style, but for some fun facts read on…

Tammy Barton / MyBudget

She’s one of South Australia’s most-known female-led successes and her story has been told times over. Tammy Barton’s big idea was simple – to help people out of financial trouble. That was 21 years ago, and what started from her kitchen table is now a $34 million-a-year business.

In five year’s I hope to be… the founder of a global company, with MyBudget operating in at least three countries.

Last big-ticket purchase… a sauna. My husband and I have been reading about all the health benefits of an infrared sauna – it literally just arrived! 

Best advice I’ve ever received… greatness is not a function of circumstances. Greatness is largely a matter of conscious choice and discipline.

When I was young I wanted to be a… a singer! Unfortunately, I find it hard to hold a note!

Georgia Hatzis / GGPR

A chance start in fashion was all founder of nationally renowned PR agency GGPR needed, the rest of her success has been self-made through hard work and a determination to be part of the industry she loves.

My style is influenced by… French girls and my Godmother Karin.

The last thing I bought was… Lex Pott candles.

My favourite Australian-made label is… Viktoria & Woods.

If I wasn’t in PR I would be… a stylist, photographer or a homewares buyer.

Nadia Travaglini / Studio Botanic

Floral artistry is a thing and Adelaide’s Nadia Travaglini is at the helm. Her arrangements are big, and the thought and tenacity that goes into the placement of every single stem is the reason she’s risen to the top of her game

My style icon is… Dior.

My artistry is influenced by… floral artists like Mary Lennox.

My favourite flower is… Nepenthe Pitcher Plant, but it can change with the seasons. 

Best advice I’ve ever received… surround yourself with people who are better than you. 

The Colonist: Eclectic Interior & Energetic Atmosphere

Since 1851, The Colonist has been a staple in the Adelaide pub scene, known for its eclectic interior and energetic atmosphere. Specialising in small and large modern Australian dishes, the pub also hosts an impressive cocktail, craft beer and wine list.

Upon arrival, high ceilings and elaborate copper roofing catch the eye. Combined with the original pub wallpaper and Gustave Klimt paintings on the walls, the space is warm and welcoming. Order a gin and tonic at the main bar or take advantage of the alfresco dining during the warmer months.

On the weekend, enjoy all-day breakfast. Between the Tasmanian Smoked Salmon Florentine or the Loaded Brekkie, there is something for everyone. Pair with a freshly squeezed OJ or a Bloody Mary cocktail and start the day right! As a dog-friendly venue, weekend brunch at The Colonist is the perfect excuse to get your furry friend out and about.

The current lunch and dinner menus have a seasonal focus. Head Chef, Dean Lennerth focuses on fresh flavours that champion local produce. Enjoy the Salt ‘n’ Peter Squid Salad with crispy noodle slaw or Grilled Local Halloumi with tomato salsa. You’ll still find all your pub favourites, like the 250g Chargrilled Angus Sirloin and the Crispy Chicken Burger with sweet potato wedges, and there’s plenty of gluten-free and vegetarian options available too.

As South Australia becomes increasingly renowned for its microbreweries, The Colonist offers an extensive range of South Australian craft beers. Find Mismatch Brewing, Vale Brewing and Lobethal Bierhaus all on the menu. The taps change regularly, so be sure to check ‘The Colonist Real Time Tap List’ available online.

The cocktail and wine list will not disappoint. As the popularity of gin grows, The Colonist offers a broad selection of Australian favourites. The extensive range of cocktails includes a Tropical Gin Spritz and Nosferatu Blood Orange Negroni – every Sunday from 3-5pm, you’ll find these available for just $10. Enjoy a glass from the long list of premium local wines from popular regions such as McLaren Vale, Coonawarra and the Barossa.

The Colonist is open Monday – Friday for lunch and dinner, and Saturday 9am – Late.

44 The Parade, Norwood